Showing posts from August 24, 2014

The Liquor Store Loses One More Customer- The Sunday Collage

I've never really cared for funerals. Especially Catholic funerals. I can't imagine my friend Al liking Catholic funerals either but unfortunately as life and luck would have it, this funeral was his. I listened attentively at the funeral, all 90 minutes of it. I was in awe that a Catholic Priest could pretend to know someone and speak so glowingly about him. It wasn't a very personal pitch and it felt a little too generic and thus appropriately, albeit late in the service, this Father finally came clean and admitted that he had only been with this church a year and didn't know Al at all. I think the part that bothered me the most was how this Father kept saying Al led a "full" life. I suppose you have to say things like that. Funerals they say, are for the living. I'm not sure I could have rendered a service like that. And as I sat there and listened I couldn't help but think that Al would have agreed with me. I don't think Al would have lik

NBC's Clinton Bribe Now Paid in Full

Just in case you were still wondering whether politicians and the media were truly in bed together. Sheep. From the Economic Policy Journal: Friday, August 29, 2014 Labor Day News Dump: Chelsea Clinton is Leaving Her Fake Job at NBC New York reports : Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once (and future?) First Daughter has been a “special correspondent” for NBC News since 2011, when she was dubbed, following her debut, “one of the most boring people of her era.” For the occasional feel-good segment or interview with the CGI Geico gecko, Clinton earned a reported annual salary of $600,000, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on-air... “Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities,” said NBC News senior vice president Alex Walla

Giving the Devil His Due

Several months ago, I bookmarked the single best essay I have ever read on the Fed, the 2008 meltdown, and how the New York Times provided cover by issuing some of the most effective propaganda ever delivered. This piece is simply the most logical piece that I have ever read on the subject. When you stop and think about it, the New York Times, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve all sleep in the same bed. That's how propaganda begins. I snatched this from the comments. Dare I say it's prima facia true? Hitler pointed out in 1923 that there are three main types of people in society. The first-type is by far the largest group, those who are dull enough and credulous enough to believe everything they are told without resistance. The second-type is a significant minority who believe most things up to a point, but are smart enough to detect poorly concealed lies, but then end up believing almos

The Real Obamacare Disaster Is Still In the Making and Thankfully, We Don't Have Long to Wait

I've been on top of our national healthcare debacle from the beginning it seems. When I say beginning, I mean that era in time when most workers had health plans or you could purchase a decent one for about 250.00 a mo. So I guess I am talking around 10 years ago. So when they rolled this whole mess out and I read up on it- there were three absolutes that I laughed at. 1. There was no way young healthy people were going to buy this unless they got taxpayer subsidies. 2. The poorest, most unhealthy people, would take advantage of free health care and start fixing everything that was wrong with them- which in a humanitarian sort of way- I actually kind of like. But my favorite part of this crappy law was this. 3. Nobody will sign up for Obamacare until they are sick- thus making them instant liabilities while contributing little or nothing to the plan to begin with. So the 3 stories I'm about to tell you are true. If these stories are representative of what is going on in the

The Consent of the Governed- The Sunday Collage

The Declaration of Independence is a relatively simple and well written document which was signed by 56 men. There are a couple of opening paragraphs, a giant list of grievances, and then a closing paragraph right above their signatures. Here then, are the opening paragraphs. Please pay close attention to the second one. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments ar